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    Alright, let's do this for real. DITTERSDORF THREAD EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    Did you know he wrote more symphonies than Haydn? 120 of them, according to wikipedia. I am a fan of his double-bass concerti, his harp concerto and his first four symphonies. I see that he also wrote a good amount of opera, but I have never heard any.
    Quit Haydn and come out of your bachs.

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    I remember him as a guy who jammed together with Haydn,Mozart and Vanhal in a string quartet session. But never heard works by him although I am sure will like since his day is my favorite classical era. But here the link to start with beside the one in wiki.

    http://www.mozartforum.com/Contempor...%20Contemp.htm

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    The scourge of double bass players the world over!

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    He wrote three fantastic symphonies on this disc that I highly recommend. http://www.amazon.com/Dittersdorf-Si.../dp/B000JVSVGA

    Unfortunately there is no way to sample there, so email at witmerjackson@gmail.com me if you really want to hear symphonies that could hold a candle to Haydn and have there own little something. I can send 25 mb files and all the Dittersdorf movements are well within that range. You really get something out of them if you accept them for what they are, solid classical era pieces.

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    I can't recall another composer who wrote Sinfonias on Ovid's Metamorphoses! The opening movement to his Sinfonia No 6 in D minor is worth three and a half minutes of anyone's time

    His autobiography iis reputed to be worth reading - has anyone on the forum done so?

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    Heather W. Reichgott, piano
    http://heatherwreichgott.blogspot.com

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    The Rondo of his Harp Concerto is so cheerful that I can only describe it as simpering.

    Everything else of his that I've heard has been quite impressive. Yet another great composer who ill deserves his/her obscurity.

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    Just listened to the double bass concert but can't relate to the praise in the previous posts. I found it clumsy at best. Maybe the rendition I have is poor, or, more likely, it's me...
    Quote from the linernotes:
    "François Auguste Gevaert flatly declares ......that one could put up with the double-bass as a concertinstrument once in a while, only thanks to the extraordinary talent of a virtuoso". Not sure if this was archieved here....

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    Hey Karl! With a name like that did you get bullied a lot at school? Just curious.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Hey Karl! With a name like that did you get bullied a lot at school? Just curious.
    Huh? Is there something that is lost in translation there?
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." Berlioz, 1856

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headphone Hermit View Post

    His autobiography iis reputed to be worth reading - has anyone on the forum done so?
    YES!!! It is WELL worth it! (And only about $10)

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    His oratorio Esther is very good, you can find it on Spotify. His autobiography is well worth a read.

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    His music is just wonderful, maybe not the high intelligence as some other but good it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    He wrote three fantastic symphonies on this disc that I highly recommend. http://www.amazon.com/Dittersdorf-Si.../dp/B000JVSVGA

    Unfortunately there is no way to sample there, so email at witmerjackson@gmail.com me if you really want to hear symphonies that could hold a candle to Haydn and have there own little something. I can send 25 mb files and all the Dittersdorf movements are well within that range. You really get something out of them if you accept them for what they are, solid classical era pieces.
    This album is on spotify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kiunke View Post
    His oratorio Esther is very good, you can find it on Spotify. His autobiography is well worth a read.
    Pity that's it's just alone on Spotify, do not have a account.

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